Prior to joining Barclays, she led the team responsible for sourcing and closing deals for all strategic engagements of a newly launched FinTech, Marcus by Goldman Sachs. Her current responsibilities include oversight of a new strategic partnership with leading corporate venture builder Rainmaking to launch a suite of initiatives targeted at FinTech founders across the globe and leading the Rise Platform. Rise, created by Barclays is a physical and digital ecosystem where FinTechs around the world can connect, create and scale through engagement with Barclays. She is responsible for working with various teams across the firm to enhance existing relationships with external companies and identifying new opportunities to partner with strategically relevant companies. Throughout her career, she has been heavily involved in mentoring, coaching, and diversity and inclusion initiatives. She is the executive sponsor of the Female Innovators Lab by Barclays and Anthemis, aimed at helping female entrepreneurs in the United States, the UK, and Europe launch new companies. Mariquit is on the Board of Directors of the Women’s Bond Club. She was recognized in the HERoes Top 100 Women Executives in 2021, 2020, and 2019 by INvolve and Yahoo Finance, NYC FinTech Women’s Inspiring Females of 2019, and most recently named in the 2021 FinTech Magazine/IBM’s Top 100 Women in FinTech. Outside of the office, Mariquit is an avid runner, dancer, tennis and paddle player, and endurance racer. Mariquit serves on the Strategic Advisory Board for FTV Capital. She was a Presidential Scholar and earned a BBA in Finance and Investments from Bernard M. Baruch College, summa cum laude.